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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The ancestors of the Balcombe surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived the place name Balcombe in Sussex. The name was most likely assumed by a family who held land in the area.

Balcombe Early Origins



The surname Balcombe was first found in West Sussex, at Balcombe a village and civil parish which dates back to about the 11th century when it was listed as Balecumba. Together the name possibly meant "valley of a man called Bealda" from the Old English personal name + cumb [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
which meant "valley" or "hollow". The village was not listed in the Domesday Book.

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Balcombe Spelling Variations


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Balcombe Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Balcombe include Balcom, Balcome, Balcomb, Balcomm, Balcombe and others.

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Balcombe Early History


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Balcombe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balcombe research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1614, 1615, 1616, and 1619 are included under the topic Early Balcombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balcombe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balcombe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Balcombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Balcombe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederic W. Balcombe, aged 33, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • Sydney Balcombe, aged 5, who settled in America from London, in 1905
  • Kate Dorothy Balcombe, aged 19, who settled in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Albert Charles George Balcombe, aged 22, who settled in America from Mountfield, England, in 1911
  • William Frederick Balcombe, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Eastbourne, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Balcombe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Balcombe, aged 13, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Emma Balcombe, aged 24, a dressmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Emily Balcombe, aged 14, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Georgiana Balcombe, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Charlotte Balcombe, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Balcombe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Balcombe (post 1700)



  • S. A. D. Balcombe, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 11th District, 1857-58
  • David John Balcombe (b. 1984), English cricketer
  • Francis Graham Balcombe (1907-2000), English cave diving pioneer in the United Kingdom, co-founder of the Cave Diving Group
  • Frederick Balcombe (1911-2000), English politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester (1974-1975), the first Lord Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Manchester
  • Florence Balcombe (1858-1937), Irish wife of Bram Stoker; she was responsible for the destruction of most of the prints of the 1922 horror film Nosferatu, an unauthorized use of Stoker's Dracula novel

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Balcombe Historic Events


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Balcombe Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Miss Alice Dorothy Amy Cranly Soanes Balcombe, Canadian Second Class Passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Tenebo
Motto Translation: I will hold.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Balcombe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balcombe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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